Principal Water Officer – Ministry of Water and Environment

PRINCIPAL WATER OFFICER [RURAL
WATER SUPPLY] (5 VACANCIES)
Applications should be submitted in triplicate on Public Service Form No.
3 (2008) to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala to
be received not later than Friday 13th April, 2012.
AGE: 28 Years and Above
 DUTIES:-
The incumbent will be responsible to the Assistant Commissioner/Rural
Water Supply for performing the following duties:
• Assisting in the formulation and review of national policies and
strategies for the water sector and sanitation sub-sector.
• Assisting in the formulation of national plans and project proposals
for water and sanitation.
• Facilitating the development of materials for communication, promotion
and public awareness campaigns and dissemination of water and sanitation
sub-sector activities.
• Providing technical advice and support to Local Governments and private
sector actors engaged in the management of water resources and provision of
water and sanitation services.
• Giving support in the organization and coordination of meetings of the
water sub-sector working group, policy committee, joint sector reviews and
other key entities.
• Analyzing, compiling and consolidating of data and reports for the
water and sanitation sub-sector and preparing quarterly, half yearly and annual
reports for the sub-sector.
• Assisting in the development of a management information system (MIS)
for the water and sanitation sub-sector and ensuring that it is properly
maintained and is operational at all times.
• Assisting in the compilation and consolidation of the water and
sanitation annual and quarterly plans and budgets (rural water &
sanitation, urban water supply, water for production and water resources
management) for approval by the relevant authorities.
• Ensuring development of a communication system and related procedures
for DWD/DWRM (MWE).
• Collaborating and coordinating with the sector social scientist –
DWD/MWE to ensure that gender concerns are incorporated in all water and
sanitation sub-sector activities.
• Assisting in the fulfillment of the administrative role of the head of
section which may include, but not limited to performance appraisal of staff
and coaching, mentoring and training of subordinate staff.
• Any other duties as may be assigned by from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications and Working
Experience:
Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours Bachelor of Science
Degree in Civil/Agricultural Engineering or Geology plus a Post Graduate
Diploma in Water or Public Health or Sanitary or Agricultural Engineering or
Geology from a recognized University/ Institution. Applicants should have a
minimum of six (6) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which should
have been gained at the level of Senior Water Officer in Government or
equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.
Applicants should possess well developed communication and interpersonal
skills.

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